| Posted On Apr 15, 2016 | By:

Patriots Day Holiday Notice

On Monday, April 18th, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates will be closed for Patriots Day except for those practices listed below, which are open for pre-scheduled urgent care appointments. If you feel you need medical advice or think that you may need to be seen, call your doctor’s office at any time, day or night. Your call will be directed to our 24/7 medical staff and triaged as needed. If it is determined that you need an urgent care appointment,

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| Posted On Apr 05, 2016 | By:

New Health Ed Classes at Harvard Vanguard

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates offers a wide variety of health and wellness classes as part of our focus on your total health needs. We’d like to highlight a few new offerings for our patients:

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| Posted On Mar 30, 2016 | By:

Colon Cancer and the Importance of Screening

Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer – which is cancer of the colon or rectum – is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 140,000 Americans are diagnosed each year. Unfortunately, because colon cancer is often not caught until it is in its later stages, more than one third die from the disease.

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| Posted On Mar 24, 2016 | By:

A Look at the New Dietary Guidelines

Every five years, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) are required to update guidelines that provide recommendations on nutrition to help adults and children ages 2+ consume a healthy, nutritionally acceptable diet. These guidelines provide the basis for federal food, nutrition and health policies as well as national nutrition education for the public, thus, influencing the diets of millions of Americans.

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| Posted On Mar 02, 2016 | By:

The DIY Vaccine: Hand Washing

No one wants to experience the unpleasant symptoms of seasonal flu or norovirus. Aside from getting your flu shot, what can you do to protect yourself? Wash your hands, correctly and often. It’s a simple, effective way to get rid of germs before they make you sick and, equally important, before you can pass along those germs or an illness to your loved ones.

Thanks to the CDC, here are 6 things you should know about hand washing to make your routine as effective as possible and keep those germs away:

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| Posted On Feb 18, 2016 | By:

Heart Health and You

February is all about the heart – and we’re not only talking about Valentine’s Day. Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death for all Americans, making “Heart Month” the ideal time to help raise awareness for this serious yet treatable epidemic.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year.

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| Posted On Feb 11, 2016 | By:

Presidents’ Day Holiday Notice

On Monday, February 15th, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates will be closed for Presidents’ Day except for those practices listed below, which are open for pre-scheduled urgent care appointments. If you feel you need medical advice or think that you may need to be seen, call your doctor’s office at any time, day or night. Your call will be directed to our 24/7 medical staff and triaged as needed. If it is determined that you need an urgent care appointment,

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| Posted On Feb 08, 2016 | By:

Patient Information: Weather Alert/Closing Updates for Monday, February 8, 2016

Due to the snowstorm and in consideration of the safety of our patients and staff, many practices will be closing early for patient care at the times listed in the schedule below.

Patients who have appointments scheduled after these closing times will be contacted by a member of our staff to reschedule those appointments.

As always, if you need medical advice after our practices are closed, please contact your doctor’s office by phone,

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| Posted On Feb 01, 2016 | By:

Moving You to Better Health with Healthy-Steps

We are pleased to announce that Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates is offering a free Healthy-Steps exercise class for adults with cancer and other chronic diseases. Healthy-Steps is a group therapeutic exercise and movement program done to music.

Some of the health and wellness benefits for participants include:

  • Helps improve range of motion
  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves balance
  • Prevents swelling and lymphedema
  • Improves emotional well-being
  • Promotes positive self-image

This one hour class will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month at our Kenmore practice,

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| Posted On Jan 13, 2016 | By:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Notice

On Monday, January 18th, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day except for those practices listed below, which are open for pre-scheduled urgent care appointments. If you feel you need medical advice or think that you may need to be seen, call your doctor’s office at any time, day or night. Your call will be directed to our 24/7 medical staff and triaged as needed. If it is determined that you need an urgent care appointment,

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